January Manufacturing Activity Update

Posted on 02.26.16

January Manufacturing Activity Update

Virginia Manufacturers along with other U.S. manufacturers should expect a slowing rate of decline in activity in the coming months according to a recent article in Reuters.

"The bad news is manufacturing is still contracting, but the good news is there are some signs of stabilization. There are still some dark clouds hovering over the first quarter and we hope consumers will return as savings are high," said Thomas Costerg, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in New York.

Manufacturers should expect slow growth in 2016 based on several factors with the main hurdle being a reduction in consumer spending.  Read the full article for more details on U.S. manufacturing activity.

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Source: Reuters, U.S. factories show signs of stabilization; consumers hibernate, Feb. 1, 2016